About the role
At Surrey Fire and Rescue Service we are putting prevention at the heart of our Service and we are looking for talented people who are ready for the challenge of engaging with our community, helping people to keep themselves safe and ensuring that the most vulnerable are supported where we can.
Do you have the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with diverse groups of children, young people, their families and partner agencies?
Can you deliver high quality, informal education interventions, on a 1:1 basis, to children and young people?
Would you like to use these skills in a fire service setting?
Firewise is a targeted educational intervention. We work with children and young people who have been referred to our service because they have been setting fires. Referrals come from various partner agencies e.g. Schools, Police, CAMHS as well as from parents and carers directly.
As the Firewise Scheme Officer your work will include delivering fire safety education to children and young people who have been setting fires. You will be involved in receiving and processing referrals and keeping accurate records of work you have undertaken. You will also support other advisors in arranging, delivering and recording Firewise sessions. You will help to drive Firewise forward with the support of the Firewise Scheme Manager.
You must have experience of working with children and young people and be able to show us how this work has helped create more positive outcomes for them. You will need to be able to engage with families/carers and partner agencies in managing risk and effecting positive change.
You should also be able to evidence good written and verbal skills and have an ability to use information technology effectively, including databases, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office 365.
We will provide specialist training in the area of juvenile firesetting to ensure you can use the skills you already have in working with children and young people to help them stop setting fires and to help them to be safe with fire in the future.
You will report to the Firewise Scheme Manager and be part of the Children and Young People Team that will include a team of Education Officers who will also help to deliver Firewise sessions as Firewise Advisors.
Nominally based at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Reigate, this position will require you to work in a variety of locations including private homes, fire stations and schools.
If you think you could be the person we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
If you would like to arrange a time for an informal discussion please contact Charlotte Walmsley by email email@example.com
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/07/2020. Interviews will take place on week commencing 03/08/2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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